Episode 24

Housing and Racial Discrimination -- with Aradhya Sood


January 12th, 2022

14 mins 30 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

What are racial covenants? How do they target specific ethnic and religious minorities? And how do they affect present-day economic outcomes? In this episode, Aradhya Sood tells us about her research on the prevalence of racially-restrictive covenants during the early-to-mid 20th century, and how these contracts continue to impact house prices and promote racial segregation today.

Working Paper:
Long Shadow of Racial Discrimination: Evidence from Housing Covenants, with William Speagle and Kevin Ehrman-Solberg

Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities, Jessica Trounstine (2019)